Judiciary

Ife Clash: 8 SANs, several lawyers bombard Abuja H’Court today

Eight prominent Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, and several other legal practitioners assembled by the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere to defend the 20 Ile Ife indigenes who were paraded by the Force Headquarters over the clash between the Yoruba and Hausa communities in the ancient town, will today approach Abuja High Court. The senior lawyers along side other legal practitioners ...

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Kemi Olunloyo to remain in prison as magistrate absence stall trial

The absence of a Magistrate Alatuwo Fubara  the Magistrates’ Court in Port Harcourt on Thursday stalled the hearing on bail application for  journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, and Port Harcourt-based publisher, Samuel Walson.

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At last, Cynthia Osokogu’s killers get death penalty

A Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on Thursday ordered the hanging of Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike who were charged with the murder of a post-graduate student of Nasarawa State University, Ms. Cynthia Osokogu. The judge said the convicts should be hung by the neck until they are dead.

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PDP crisis: Appeal Court stayed execution of judgment sacking Ekiti exco

Appeal Court in Ado Ekiti has halted the judgment of Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, which sacked the Ekiti State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Chief Gboyega Oguntuase. In his ruling today, Justice Olanrewaju Belgore, who led two other justices of the Appeal Court granted the application for stay of execution pending the determination of ...

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Ambode sworn in 3 High Court judges

GOV. AMBODE PRESIDES OVER AT SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF THREE JUDGES OF THE HIGH COURT OF LAGOS STATE  PIX  1: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem (left); Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilyo Atilade (2nd right) and Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions & LASIEC, Hon. ...

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Ambode charges judiciary on professionalism, competence and integrity

….As Lagos CJ Seeks Appointment Of More Judges For State Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday swore in three new judges into the State Judiciary, with a charge on them to maintain a high standard of professional competence and integrity to be able to dispense justice to all manners of people without fear or favour, affection or ill ...

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Saraki says all set for Onnoghen’s confirmation as CJN

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has assured that the upper legislative chambers will on Wednesday confirm Justice Walter Onnoghen as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) following the retirement of former CJN, Justice Mahmoud Mohammed.

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Sheriff seeks jail term for Makarfi, others, alleges contempt of court

By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt The court affirmed National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to jail his arch rival, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, and some of his loyalists.

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Ekiti man, 35 bags life jail term for rape

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti A State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced a 35-year-old man, Tope Odeyemi, to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping a 27 year-old woman.

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Ekiti man, 35 bags life jail term for rape

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti A State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced a 35-year-old man, Tope Odeyemi, to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping a 27 year-old woman.

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